The Mirror report that West Ham are set to be frustrated yet again in their search for a striker with Burnley preparing to reject a £15 million approach for their star forward Andre Gray. The 25-year-old has scored five goals in 15 Premier League games this season and is now said to top the list of targets for the Hammers.
However, the Turf Moor side are unlikely to accept the offer as Sean Dyche sees Gray as a key part of his team in their battle for survival this season, and would be reluctant to sell at any price.
The club may also enjoy little success in their pursuit of Robert Snodgrass as Hull City have decided to slap a £10 million price tag on his head, say the Daily Star. This comes after bids worth £3 million and £5 million from the Irons were both turned down.
With just six months left on his current contract and currently refusing to enter talks over a new one, it seems a steep asking price by the Tigers for the 29-year-old but reflects their reluctance to sell their best performer so far this season as they too struggle at the bottom of the league.
At the other end of the field, the club could finally be making progress in their search for a defensive addition. The Mirror say that the club are preparing an £8 million offer for Ajax defender Joel Veltman, who usually plays on the right hand side of defence but is also capable of playing in a central role.
The 25-year-old has been a key figure for the Dutch giants this season but a move to the Premier League could prove too good to refuse for the Dutch international who has 14 caps to his name since making his debut in 2013.
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